RIP Anne McCaffrey

While we’ve been losing literary masterminds for generations, from Mark Twain to Edgar Allan Poe, the fantasy genre lost someone that is near and dear to a lot of us.  Anne McCaffrey.

Like many teenagers who love everything about dragons and fantasy in general, I grew up reading about the Dragon Riders of Pern.  Along side Meredith ann Pierce (Darkangel Trilogy), Tamora Pierce (Tortall series among others), and L.J. Smith (Vampire Diaries), Ann McCaffrey was one of my favorite female fantasy authors to curl up on the couch and read whether it be about Pern or Acorna.

I never was able to be in the right place at the right time to get a book signed or hear any of her readings, but regardless, I was still a fan.

Thank you Anne McCaffrey for giving me a place to escape to, with dragons.

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